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HCA 13/73 f.138v Annotate
First transcribed 30 December 2013  +
First transcriber Colin Greenstreet  +
Folio 138  +
Parent volume HCA 13/73  +
Side Verso  +
Status Uploaded image; transcribed on 30/12/2013  +
Transcription The 29th of March 1659 The Lord ProtectorThe 29th of March 1659 The Lord Protector against a certaine}<br /> shipp named the ''Hope'', Don Juan lopez}<br /> Comander and her goods and against Page and others} Examined upon the allegation given in on the<br /> behalfe of the said Lord Protector the 24th<br /> instant. '''Row dt.''' '''1''' '''Simon Tomson Bleau''' of Amsterdam Sailor, aged seaventeene<br /> yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined. To the first article hee saith that all the Indico, Sassaperilla and other the<br /> goods and merchandizes that were taken and stayed in the said shipp the ''Hope''<br /> were and are of the growth, product and manufacture of the West India's<br /> and were all taken in and laded aboard her in or at Truxilla and honduras<br /> places in the West Indies under the dominion of and obedience to the king of<br /> Spaine, and were all bought and provided and caused to be laden<br /> by the said John Lopes, which hee knoweth because hee was one of the said shipps<br /> company and aboard her and saw such lading of them at the said p[?a]rts. To the second hee saith that hee hath heard both the said John Lopez himselfe [?and GUTTER]<br /> other the Spaniards that were in the said shipp say and affirme that hee the<br /> said John Lopez was a Spanaird and subiect of the king of Spaine, borne at<br /> Mont[?ania] in the said kingdome of Spaine, and for such hee was and is<br /> commonly accounted and reputed, yeelding a reason of his knowledge as<br /> aforesaid. To the third hee saith that there were in and belonged to the said shipp [?when] shee<br /> came to and was staid at Milford haven, twenty men of her company, besides<br /> the said John lopez which John with other of the said company were and<br /> are Spaniards, subiects of the king of Spaine and for such commonly<br /> accompted. And saith that when the said shipp was soe at the west Indies<br /> both her company and others ashore often said in this deponents hearing that shee<br /> belonged to Spaniards, and at Trinidad shee was entred and dispatched (as<br /> her company often said in this deponents hearing) as and for a Spanish shipp or<br /> belonging to Spaniards, and the Spaniards aforesaid that were in her went<br /> and tooke their oathes there (as they themselves repeated<br /> afterwards) that shee was a Spanish shipp, and belonged to Spaniards, and<br /> that they were subiects of the king of Spaine, and that for money and goods, given<br /> the Governour of Trinidad they had a passe for her as a shipp that<br /> belonged to Spaniards and being in Spaniards service. And further saving<br /> his former deposition hee cannot depose. To the fourth hee saith that noe English, hollanders or persons of any other<br /> places or nations not subiect to the king of Spaine are permitted to trade<br /> or traffique in the Spanish West Indies, and that it is the frequent and constant<br /> practice of the Spaniards there to seize and make prize of all shipps and goods<br /> there of all persons that are not subiects of the said king, which hee saith [XXX GUTTER]<br /> and is true and publique, and well knowne to this deponent who was about<br /> five yeares together in the said Spanish West Indies next before hee came<br /> this voyage, Nay soe strict are they in prohiniting any there to trade that<br /> are not Spaniards, that they will not permit Biskaners, albeit they are<br /> the said kings subiects, there to trtade unlesse they have a passe from Spa[?ine GUTTER] To the fifth hee saith hee was not present at the hiring or shipping of the<br /> Spaniards, nor knoweth on what termes they were shipped whether for wages or [?not GUTTER]<br /> and hee beleeveth there is no freight paid or received for the said shipps [XXXXXXX GUTTER]<br /> because her voyage was not ended when shee was staid at Millford, and saith<br /> the said Captaine don Juan lopez and the Spaniards have from time to time on<br /> the said voyage used and ordered the said lading as if it were their owne goods, and<br /> have from time to time affirmed it to be theirs, And otherwise referring<br /> himselfe to the writings aboard, hee cannot depose, not knowing to write or<br /> reade as hee saith. Toite or<br /> reade as hee saith. To  +
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